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Life in the past was very grim according to this introduction to some of its grosser aspects. Mediaeval habits of sewing children into their clothes for the entire winter or the Chinese practice of breaking baby girls’ feet so they were tiny and straight give visions of why it is better to be a child today! Other gross details tell how witches were tortured and how ancient Egyptians made their mummies. All those who enjoy gruesome details will find this dip into the past irresistible. A great series to get kids into reading. Titles in the series include Human Body, History, Creepy Crawlies and Animals.
More top trivia in this new series from Mitch Symons! This title includes cool Top Trump cards to collect with your mates. Engross yourself with the most gruesome, filthy facts about life throughout history, such as...why Medieval people were pelted with rotten vegetables in the stocks, what the Egyptians did to bodies to make them mummies, what wild animals gladiators were forced to fight in ancient Rome and whether Vikings actually wore horns on their helmets!
|Publication date:||31st March 2011|
|Publisher:||Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
Mitchell Symons was born in 1957 in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied just enough law to get a Third. Since leaving BBC TV, where he was a researcher and then a director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and has devised many television formats. Currently he writes an award-winning weekly column for the Sunday Express.More About Mitchell Symons
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